Archive for July, 2012
Cancellation of August Bank Holiday Meeting
It is with considerable dismay that the SAM 1066 Committee has to inform you that our planned SAM Champs meeting at Middle Wallop over the August Bank Holiday is cancelled.
We were notified of this cancellation on Tues 24th July by the Defence Estates Agency. It has since been confirmed by a separate conversation between Lindsay Smith (our MW Liaison Officer) & Major Skinner (MW Airfield Manager) & a meeting today between myself & Rebecca Clay from the Museum. The reason given is that planned military exercises involving parachute drops have been moved to Middle Wallop for the Bank Holiday & two following weekends.
We have requested that SAM 1066 is granted an extra day for Sat 22nd Sept, such that we have two day meetings for the weekends of 22nd/23rd Sept & 27th/28th Oct. This requires a change to our annual licence, for which we have yet to receive confirmation. Our intention is that we reschedule all of the comps planned for August Bank Holiday to take place over those four days, albeit those comps spanning three days will now have to be compressed into one weekend of two days.
Further details will be circulated as soon as is practical. In the meantime, bear with us whilst things are sorted out. Your Committee apologises if this information causes inconveniences and/or problems to Members but we have no control over the situation.
Please pass this information to friends & colleagues who may not have Internet access.
SAM 1066 Secretary
AEROBATICS CENTRALISED RESULTS
Aerobatics 3rd Centralised cancelled because of lack of entries.
F2C CENTRALISED RESULTS
F2D CENTRALISED RESULTS
SPEED CENTRALISED RESULTS
Speed 3rd Centralised was cancelled by site owners.
Speed 4th & 5th previously published in June.
TEAM SELECTION LEAGUES/TABLES
It is with much regret that I have to announce the loss of Cliff Russell who sadly passed away Wednesday 20th June. The longer serving members of Concorde MFC will fondley remember him as one of life’s characters. Cliff spent many hours at the field, accompanied by his great friend Frank French. I would often join them there, and I took a great pleasure in listening to Cliff’s stories. He had the great knack of making a story both interesting and funny. You would hang on every word and it would always end with everyone joining in with his ever infectious laugh. Cliff was also a very skilled builder of models. Even the big names in the scale world would seek his advice. We all marvelled at his scratch built Gloster Gladiator. It looked and flew like the real thing. Cliff who was always a willing and helpful member of the club took the Gladiator to a small display which the club had staged at Coit School. I will always remember the kids’s faces as Cliff gradually put the model together, then sat patiently answering the excited questions which followed. His latest project was a quater scale Fairey Swordfish, which is an absolute work of art. Due to ill health Cliff sadly never got the chance to finish this project. Recently I was fortunate eneough to meet up with Cliff, and was pleased to see that he had lost none of his great sense of humour. Frank and I spent a pleasurable couple of hours in his company. We were honoured that he took the time to show us the Swordfish and delighted when he explained the finer detail of his work. The model although un-finished is a monument to his talent. It shows just what a skilled engineer he was. Unfortunately my poor photos do not do his work justice. Cliff you will always be remembered, enjoy an afterlife of clear blue sky and light winds. Your models will be a lasting legacy to a very interesting life.